Wednesday, September 26, 2012

ELVIS RETURNS TO TUPELO


It was 56 years ago...In 1956 that Elvis came back to his hometown of Tupelo and put on a show! It was here that the famous Marshutz photo was taken...and here where the statue stands today to commemorate the man and his triumphant return.


September 26, 1956 - Elvis returned to Tupelo to perform two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. Elvis Presley Day was proclaimed . Elvis' parents joined him on his return to the town of his birth as a big star. He performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there are a hundred National Guardsmen surrounding the stage to control the crowds of excited fans.  14 year old Wynette Pugh (Tammy Wynette) watched from the front row.


Elvis Concert 1956
Fairgrounds (Now Fairpark)
Downtown
Tupelo, MS 




'The Hand'
Elvis performing in Tupelo Mississippi,
September 26, 1956.  Photo by Roger Marshutz




Photo by Thomas Wells

The fairgrounds today: Now Fairpark  

The fairgrounds today: Now Fairpark  




































 










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